Connecting people

Connecting People - The Golden SunThe European Continent is a fascinating patchwork of many different cultures, languages, traditions and geographical landscapes. Despite all the differences we are in several ways connected to each other.

These days the continent of Europe is facing a lot of challenges. The political alliances and economic trade relations between the countries are under pressure. Misunderstanding and unfamiliarity stand in the way of solving very complex issues.

There is a lack of information and awareness about who we are. Our specialties and unique qualities inhibit solutions on a human scale. How beautiful it would be if we could practice our understanding and respect to each other with a connection of the heart!

THE STORY OF THE GOLDEN SUN IN DUTCH

Please read here the beautiful story of The Golden Sun in dutch, written by the artist herself.
Hier vindt u het prachtige verhaal van De Gouden Zon in het nederlands, geschreven door de kunstenares zelf.

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The Voyage of the Golden Sun

The voyage of the Golden SunThe Dutch artist Frouk Riemersma was inspired to create a mobile work of art and a traveling ceremony ‘The Golden Sun’. Developed to practice understanding and connection between the 51 countries in the Continent of Europe. To experience the acquaintance from the heart and awareness that there can be difference and unity at the same time. A connection that inspires and feeds the seed of peace!

The ceremony of the Golden Sun will be performed around a large ash wood disc covered with gold leaf, consisting of 51 parts that fit together like the pieces of a puzzle.

Each part is connected to one of the 51 countries. During the ceremony the 51 participants are connected to one of the country’s. for example; ‘how fascinating that people in the Netherlands are living 6,5 metres under sea-level, without fear of drowning’. By sharing their connection they put the piece of the puzzle on the right spot and the Golden Sun arises.

The Ceremony and the mobile work of art ‘The Golden Sun’ will travel through all European countries.

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MOVIES OF THE CEREMONY OF THE GOLDEN SUN

In this movie, the artist tells about the the beautiful creation of The Golden Sun.

In this movie, you can watch the Ceremony of the Golden Sun in Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands on April 10th 2016.

The Ceremony

The ceremony will be organized in all European countries. Each ceremony will have the following gradient:
– Opening by organizers of the country where the Ceremony takes place – Introduction by Frouk Riemersma – Explanation Ceremony – Ceremony – Drinks and exchange of experience.

The organizers of the Ceremony have gathered 51 representatives representing all the countries in Europe.

Evert1-bewerktwebgrootThe representatives can be people who actually come from that country of are deeply related to that country by origin or family. Or people who want to join the ceremony and are willing to connect themselves to a specific European country. Two weeks before the ceremony will take place, all representatives will be asked to connect themselves with one of the European Countries designated by the organizes.

All the representatives will pick one specific theme of the country. That can be a cultural, social or geological aspect the representative feels attracted to (no political or historical issues). Every representative speaks 4 or 5 phrases about this connection (30 seconds).

The Ceremony
A carpet of 12 by 12 meters is spread out on the ground (9 meters will be used, the rest will cover chairs or meditation cushions).
In the centre of the carpet, the outer lines of all 51 pieces of the Golden Sun are embroidered with gold thread. Around this centre, all wooden pieces of the Golden Sun are lying in a square.
The representatives are sitting behind their piece. The pieces are numbered in a way that the first will be put in the very middle, and from that point a spiral forms till the outside is closed.

detail-borduurwerkwebThe first representative stands up, speaks out the name of the country, and shares his or her connection/ admiration about the country he/ she is connected to.

The person picks up the wooden piece and puts it on the right place in the centre of the carpet. The next representative stands up and shares his or her deep connection with that specific country after studying or being related to that country. And so on.

All the 51 persons will share their connection and in the meantime the Golden Sun appears. All the pieces together will make one golden circle.

When it’s completed, we all stand up and form a circle by giving each other a hand. We let flow all our intentions through our left hand into the big circle of the 51 representatives , melting it to one connection. Then we sent it all over the Continent Europe, into the world.

When and where

CountryCityLocationDateTime
SwedenMarkaryd (Smaland, South of Sweden)House of Culture2016, Sunday August 28th
GermanyLahr/Schwarzwald (ca. 40-50 km north of Freiburg)Lotzbeck Palais, Kaiserstrasse 44a2016, Saturday September 24thfrom 14.00
The NetherlandsZeewoldeZonnehoeve2016, Sunday October 30th
The NetherlandsAmsterdamDominicus Church, Spuistraat 12, 8 minutes walk from central station2016, Sunday November 6th
Spain2017

Quite a few ceremonies has been passed already. And every ceremony more people become enthousiastic and join! In January 2016 the first ceremony took place in Breda. After that, Amersfoort, Austerlitz and Katwijk aan Zee followed. In June, the Golden Sun performed in Rome. Please feel free to join too!

Do you want to join a ceremony?

If you want to join the ceremony in Sweden, Markaryd, please contact Dorte Jörck-Ramberg.

If you want to join the ceremony in Germany, Lahr/Schwarzwald, please contact Carmen Sbresny.

If you want to join the ceremony in The Netherlands, Zeewolde, please contact Tineke de Jong.

If you want to join the ceremony in The Netherlands, Amsterdam, please contact Gre de Groot.

Would you like to organize a ceremony?

If you want to organize a ceremony in your own country, please contact Frouk Riemersma.

Een heel aantal ceremonies zijn al gerealiseerd. En bij iedere ceremonie worden mensen enthousiaster en doen meer mensen mee. In januarie 2016 vond de eerste ceremonie plaats in Breda. Daarna in Amersfoort, Austerlitz en Katwijk aan Zee. In Juni is de Gouden Zon in Rome geweest. Voel je alsjeblieft vrij om ook deel te nemen!

Wil je meedoen in een ceremonie?

Als je wilt deelnemen aan de ceremonie in Zweden, Markaryd, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Dorte Jörck-Ramberg.

Als je wilt deelnemen aan de ceremonie in Duitsland, Lahr/Schwarzwald, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Carmen Sbresny.

Als je wilt deelnemen aan de ceremonie in Nederland, Zeewolde, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Tineke de Jong.

Als je wilt deelnemen aan de ceremonie in Nederland, Amsterdam, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Gre de Groot.

Wil je een ceremonie organiseren?

Als je een ceremonie wilt organiseren in je eigen land, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Frouk Riemersma.

Donations

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If you would like to make a financial contribution for this project, your donation will be much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.
* Please use the following bank account for your donation: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62, BIC code: TRIONL2U, in the name of Temple Europe Foundation (Zeist, the Netherlands).
* You can also downlaod a permission form. Please print the form, fill it in and scan it. You can send it to admin@templeeurope.eu.
* Or use the button below.
Thank you!

Indien u een financiele bijdrage wilt geven, wordt uw donatie ten zeerste gewaardeerd. Bij voorbaat hartelijk dank.
* Gebruikt u alstublieft het volgende bankrekeningnummer voor uw donatie: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62, BIC code: TRIONL2U, ten name van Stichting Tempel Europa (Zeist, Nederland).
* U kunt ook een machtigingsformulier downloaden. Print het alstublieft uit, vul het in en stuur het op naar admin@templeeurope.eu.
* Of gebruik de betalingswijze hieronder aangegeven.
Dank u wel!

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Personal Info

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Organisation

The Golden Sun is part of Temple Europe Foundation

Website: www.templeeurope.eu

Committee:
President: Drs Peter Pieterson
Treasurer: Jeroen Streumer
Secretary: Anita Stellaard
Member: Frouk Riemersma

Art work group
Members; Joost Nijhof, Quirien Vermeren, Ariane Miller, Norbert van den Broek, Anita Stellaard, Wilma Brouwer, Evert Hoefman, Hildegard Boender, Angelique de Ru, Peter Pieterson, Frouk Riemersma

Photographer: Pieter van den Boogert

Countries

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Latvia

Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

Europe

Temple Europe Foundation

(Stichting Tempel Europa – Zeist)

Goal: To practice and feed the seed of peace in the continent Europe.

The traveling ceremony The Golden Sun will come to all the European countries and finally find a good place to be rooted permanently in the name of Temple Europe. A place where people will exercise connection, understanding and peace with each other every year.

The foundation is organizing all the contacts in the Continent Europe for the Ceremony The Golden Sun. Managing the financial resources, and to realize the construction of Temple Europe.

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News

Would you like to know how we use your grateful given donation?
Would you like to know what is going on today?
Please read the latest news in our newsletters.

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Newsletter - Reflection on the ceremony in Katwijk by Thea Rijken

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The Golden Sun in Rome

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The Italian Sun

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Contact

Temple Europe Foundation
www.templeeurope.eu
Costerlaan 20
3701 JM Zeist, the Netherlands

Chairman: Drs Peter Pieterson
Telephone: +31 (0) 621 603 212
Mail: committee@templeeurope.eu

Treasurer: Jeroen Streumer
Mail: admin@templeeurope.eu

Bankaccount: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62
(BIC code: TRIONL2U, in the name of Stichting Tempel Europa, the Netherlands, Zeist)
Chamber of Commerce (NL): 63484323

 

Frouk Riemersma
Telephone: +31 (0) 627 371 808
Mail: froukriemersma@templeeurope.eu